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  Where you are: Local History - Sand House
  The "Sand House" - A Victorian Marvel
 

 

A talk given by Richard Bell to Tickhill & District Local History Society

in April 2007

 The majority of Doncasterís 21st Century residents are oblivious to the unique and fascinating residence which graced the town from the mid-1850s until the Second World War.  Imagine a house created by excavating the ground from around a massive block of sandstone and then hollowing out rooms within, in order to create a 40-metre long, 12-metre wide house, equipped with all the mod cons that a wealthy businessman of the Victorian era would want.  And yet there is nothing to be seen now of this incredible house.

 

For further details of Richardís fascinating talk, with illustrations, click here.

Richard Bell and Peter Tuffrey have now produced an updated version of their book on the Sand House launched by the Mayor of Doncaster on 15th October 2010. It has 128 well-illustrated pages and is available via the Doncaster Tourist Information Centre and "major online outlets" @ £12.99.

For more information on the book, please click here

 


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